May 4

AAPL: 146.53

-0.53

Battle Bay for iOS from the makers of Angry Birds available now

From 9to5Toys.com

You might know Rovio and its little avian-flinging games, Angry Birds. The series has amassed a strong following over the years and is one of highest-rated game franchises on the App Store. However, excitement for the brand has dimmed as of late despite the Angry Birds reaching into just about every product category Rovio could fling them in to. And now it looks like the developer is quietly testing the waters with the release of its latest IP, Battle Bay

April 29

AAPL: 143.65

-0.14

Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. Last week we saw some major announcements from SuperBooth 17, and this week we are focusing on iOS. We get an interesting new sequencer from Reactable, a new AI-powered iOS drum app from Positive Grid, artificial reverb processing from Mac and the limited run of a Moog legend…

April 25

AAPL: 144.53

0.89

April 23

AAPL: 142.27

-0.17

EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here

In education, group communication is almost essential. Whether you’re a student working through a dreadful group project, or a teacher communicating with colleagues, group communication is a must.

A variety of applications exist that make group communication incredibly easy. Read on as we highlight one of the best, while also offering some alternatives…

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April 21

AAPL: 142.27

-0.17

Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of Scrivener, having used the app to write three novels, two novellas and a travel guide. But when I accidentally found myself working on a screenplay for a comedy series, I thought I’d try the industry-standard software for the job: Final Draft.

Final Draft comes highly recommended, used by all the top studios and praised by such screenwriting talents as Aaron Sorkin, James Cameron, JJ Abrams, Sofia Coppola and more. Ben Stiller said that ‘Final Draft is the only screenwriting software I have ever used, and it is the only one I ever will use.’

But priced at a hefty $250 for the Mac app and another $20 for the iPad companion app, it’s not a trivial investment for most of us. So what does it do to earn such praise and justify the cost … ?

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April 13

AAPL: 141.05

-0.75

Pokémon GO launches Eggstravaganza in-game event for Easter

As it has done surrounding past holidays, Pokémon GO developers Niantic announced today that it will host a special in-game event for Easter weekend. The “Eggstravaganza” event will kick off today at 1:00 PM PDT and include increased opportunities to catch a greater variety of specific types of Pokémon while earning more Candy from each one hatched from an egg:

April 11

AAPL: 141.63

-1.54

Apple has placed a heavy focus on the Activity functionality of Apple Watch, using it throughout its marketing for the device and encouraging users to take advantage of it with challenges and sharing. Internally, however, Apple has taken things a step further and has been running a #CloseTheRings competition, offering free physical goods such as t-shirts and pins.

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April 6

AAPL: 143.66

-0.36

Following up on the release of today’s Twitter Lite launch, the company has laid out new plans in launching a new developer API experience later this year. According to Twitter, they will be unifying the API platform so that businesses and developers can scale new applications. Citing companies like Sprout Social and the USGS, Twitter hopes to refine the platform’s API to help these businesses innovate.

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April 4

AAPL: 144.77

1.07

Sprinkles, a new iOS camera app from Microsoft, hopes to set itself apart in the emoji-crazed social media game. Touting itself as a “camera with fun ideas,” Sprinkles automatically adds captions and imagery directly atop your photos by detecting different objects, pets, and even people to create randomized quips.

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April 1

AAPL: 143.66

-0.27

Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week, we say goodbye to an old friend, Cubasis for iOS gets some major new enhancements, we have an epic new AU instrument from Spitifire and the fantastic Magellan synth is 50% off on mobile. But most exciting of all, we get a brand new walkthrough video of what has to be the absolute best iPhone companion device ever: the OP-Z from Teenage Engineering!

All this and more in this week’s top iOS & Mac music production news:

March 31

AAPL: 143.66

-0.27

March 28

AAPL: 143.80

2.92

Nestled between all of the other headlining releases yesterday was Classroom 2.0 for the iPad. The original Classroom app featured an MDM (Mobile Device Management) prerequisite, which made it more suitable for larger organizations with a dedicated IT department. With Classroom 2.0, teachers can invite students to a class manually, as long as their iPad is running iOS 10.3. Watch our hands-on video inside to see some of the features made possible by the updated Classroom app. expand full story

March 27

AAPL: 140.88

0.24

March 26

AAPL: 140.64

-0.28

EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here

One of the more daunting tasks leading up to college is thinking of how to best pay for it and how to get the best deal possible. Some students are lucky and qualify for scholarships from the university their attending, while others are forced to look elsewhere for scholarship money.

Either way, scholarships can be a huge help when it comes to bearing the burden of a college education. In this week’s EduTech, we’re going to take a look at the best iOS apps for tracking scholarships…

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March 24

AAPL: 140.64

-0.28

Last night, a report emerged claiming that Twitter was mulling the possibility of launching a subscription tier of its social network. The new service is said to be targeting professionals, including journalists and news organizations. Though, the feature is not yet believed to be in development, but rather Twitter is mulling the possibility of integrating such a service into Tweetdeck.

Would you pay a monthly price for advanced Twitter features?

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March 22

AAPL: 141.42

1.58

Pokémon GO launches in-game Water Festival event w/ increased encounters for Water-type Pokémon & more

Pokémon GO developers Niantic today announced the latest upcoming in-game event for the title with the Pokémon GO Water Festival scheduled to kick off today, March 22.

During the event, players will have increased opportunities to catch water-type Pokémon, which the developers note includes “Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and their evolutions around the world,” among others:

March 17

AAPL: 139.99

-0.70

If you’ve ever taken a Live Photo only to find that the still image selected by the Camera app was just before a beautiful smile, or your slightly wonky horizon is straight in a later frame in the animated version, there’s now an app to fix it.

Google has updated a free app to allow you to play your Live Photo frame-by-frame, and then choose a different frame for the still. Once you select it, you simply export it back into your camera roll as a replacement Live Photo …

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